CD review – Popa Chubby: Back To New York
Popa Chubby claims that he is from the Big Apple, but sounds every bit the Texas style guitar slinger on his new release Back To New York City.
Chubby has been at the forefront of the blues rock genre for some time and is out to kick the blues in the ass on this new disc, the twentieth of his career.
The title track opens the album with a Deep Purple meets Hendrix riff, framing an ode to his beloved home town and he proudly proclaims “this is my city right or wrong, “showing off his I don’t give a damn attitude. The eleven song set is a rifftastic collection of songs that guitar fans will love, as every song features one mighty solo after another.
The double shuffle “She Loves Everybody But Me,” is an instant classic. Chubby isn’t afraid to use some fire and brimstone on the scalding rocker “Pound OF Flesh,” and the apocalyptic bite of “the Future.” He offers some down home advice on the swamp boogie “Keep Your Wood Pile Dry.” The album closes with a marvelous power trio reading of Bach’s “Jesus Joy of Man Desire.”
Back To New York City
Originally appeared in Innocent Words Feb 2012